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4483


S Tyneside


South Shields, Ballast Hills


South Shields


NZ36NE




Ballast Hill


Post Medieval


C18


Documentary Evidence


During the post medieval period the increase in shipping and trade led to the accumulation of a large amount of ballast which formed hills to the east of the town. They are shown on historic maps, such as those by Fryer and Richardson.


3613


6750


NZ36136750



<< HER 4483 >> J. Fryer, 1772, A Plan of the Low Part of the River Tyne Richardson, 1768; Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 2005, Tall Ships on the Tyne, p 6

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